Rochester Institute of Technology

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Telecommunications Engineering Technology MS

Program Overview

The telecommunications industry has driven technological innovation and provided outstanding career opportunities for people with the right technical and leadership skills. New services offered through the Internet, mobility offered by wireless technology, and extreme capacity offered by fiber optics, as well as the evolution of policy and regulation, are shaping the telecommunication network of the future. The MS in telecommunications engineering technology focuses on developing the advanced level of skill and knowledge needed by future leaders in the industry. The program is designed for individuals who seek advancement into technical and managerial roles in the dynamic telecommunications environment. Students complete a comprehensive exam, capstone project, or a master’s thesis.

Degrees Awarded

  • Master of Science


  • Approximately 60 students.

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Co-op is optional with students able to work up to one year.

Salary Information

Co-op:     $19.22               $12.50 - $30.00
MS:          $60,000 - $80,000

Student Skills & Capabilities

Networking: Routing: BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, RIP Switching: VTP, STP, VLAN, SDN Technologies
Protocols: 802.11 protocol, Active Directory, Integrated Routing & Bridging, VPN, NAT, DHCP, DNS, IPv4/v6, TCP,VoIP, MPLS,Cloud computing, LAN/ WAN design for voice and data networks.
Servers: DHCP, DNS, SFTP, Exchange 2010, NX
Devices: Cisco Routers- 3600, 2800 and 1800 Cisco Switches- 3500, 2900, Raspberry Pi
Wireless: CDMA, GSM, LTE, Bluetooth, Software Radio Design, USRP (SDR), RF 
Languages: Shell Scripting, Python, VHDL, Verilog, Microcontroller Programming in C
Applications: Spice Works, MATLAB, GNS3, GNU Radio, VMware, Cisco Packet Tracer, MULTISIM
Operating Systems: Windows XP/7/8/ Server 2012, LINUX (Red Hat, Ubuntu)


The University is chartered by the Legislature of the State of New York and accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Equipment & Facilities

Cisco VoIP, Lucent DSLAM, Nortel OC-3, P-com Tel-Link, REDCOM MDX, Tellabs DCC,  TTC T-Bird, REDCOM Slice, Allworks VoIP. Edcom Fiber Optics Communications Kits, Agilent 86143B Optical Spectrum Analyzer, Keithley 428 Programmable Current Amplifier, LeCroy WaveSurfer 3022 Oscilloscope, LDC 201 100mA Laser Diode & 2A TEC Controller

Training / Qualifications

 Master of Science degree awarded

Job Titles

Technical Support Engineer, Associate Pre-sales Network Engineer, Network Engineer, IT Engineer, Security Engineer, Network Administrator, Software QA Engineer, Hardware Test Engineer, Associate Software Engineer, RF Systems Performance Engineer, Network and Telecommunications Engineer,  Network Developer, Network Applications Support Specialist, Telecom Technician.

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

Alstom Transport, Blackrock, Cisco Systems, Coval, Dell SecureWorks, Earthlink, Frontier, Interactive Intelligence, Juniper Networks, Paychex Inc., Panasonic, TekSystems, US Cellular, Verizon Wireless.

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Feel free to contact Maria Pagani Wiegand, the career services coordinator who works with the Telecommunications Engineering Technology program. You can access information about services through our web site at
Maria Pagani Wiegand, Career Services Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 585.475.5458
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center
57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY  14623-5603

Monday, 06 August 2018 Posted in College of Engineering Technology